Three Dead in Crash of Murder Suspect on Interstate
HANOVER, VA. — Three people are dead, including one man suspected of a murder.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Steve Vick are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on I- 295 southbound at the 40.2 mile marker around 2:54pm in Hanover County.
The incident began around 2:50 pm when Chesterfield County Police requested State Police’s assistance with stopping a suspect in a double homicide that was traveling on I-295 north bound around the 37 mile marker. The 1997 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling north on I-295 when the Trooper activated his emergency equipment, the Corvette sped away at an excessive rate of speed. Within seconds, the Corvette ran off the left shoulder, went through the grassy median and struck a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling south on I-295 in the left lane. The Chevrolet Malibu then spun around striking a 2011 Nissan Sentra in the southbound lanes. As the Nissan spun around it was struck by a 2010 Lincoln MKZ, also traveling in the southbound lanes of I-295.
The driver (single occupant) of the Corvette, Stafford L. Shaw, 46, of Sandston, Va., died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet four door both died at the scene. The driver of the 2011 Nissan Sentra, Cynthia D. Robinson, 55 of Richmond was transported to MCV and the driver of Lincoln MKZ, John C. White, 66 of Hampton, Va., was transported to Memorial Regional both with non-life threatening injuries.
The names of the driver and passenger of the Chevrolet Malibu are being withheld until next of kin notification can be made.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the crash which remains under investigation.